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Data Collection in Transdisciplinary Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

November 30, 2016, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Research on complex problems is frequently transdisciplinary, requiring teams of investigators with expertise in diverse area, and development of protocols for data collection in such studies can be challenging.  This is especially true in studies addressing the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic medicine, which may require expertise in such fields as psychology, sociology, epidemiology, law, bioethics, philosophy, molecular genetics, and clinical genetics.  This short course will provide an overview of data collection methods for transdisciplinary research, including how to develop instruments for quantitative research and evaluate their psychometric properties, and how to decide when a qualitative approach is needed and the fundamentals of qualitative research.

This workshop is free but advance registration is required.  Please register by visiting For more information about the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics please visit:

Workshop Directors:

Lawrence Yang, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociobehavioral Sciences, College of Global Public Health, New York University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 

Karolynn Siegel, PhD

Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Director, Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

For more information, contact Sarah or 212-304-5550.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics.


November 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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